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The Division of Medical Genetics at UPMC Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh is committed to the treatment and study of genetic disorders in children, providing advanced patient care of the highest quality and an active research program dedicated to providing a deeper understanding of the fundamental issues underlying these disorders and developing better therapeutic approaches.
Clinical services, a critical part of the comprehensive care offered by the Division of Medical Genetics, include diagnosis, evaluation, treatment and management of a range of genetic conditions, such as birth defects, chromosomal abnormalities, specific genetic syndromes and inborn errors of metabolism. These services are organized under two programs: an Inborn Errors of Metabolism Clinic and a General Genetics Clinic. Both offer an experienced team of faculty and staff, including physician geneticists, genetic counselors, a nurse practitioner, metabolic dietitian and social worker.
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The Inborn Errors of Metabolism Clinic at Children’s Hospital provides diagnostic services, evaluation, treatment management, genetic counseling and other support to children with these inherited disorders and to their families. A Phenylketonuria Clinic specializes in the diagnosis, treatment and management of one of the most common inborn errors of metabolism.
The General Genetic Clinic provides diagnostic evaluations, appropriate treatment, follow up and support for children with known or suspected genetic disorders that fall outside the scope of the division’s Inborn Errors of Metabolism Clinic.
Counseling, education and other support services to address all of the needs of patients and their families are also provided. Genetic counselors are available to help to identify families at risk, serve as patient advocates, help families understand genetic disorders and their consequences, provide supportive counseling and counsel families who may be at risk for inherited conditions. Division staff members also help families arrange for physical, occupational and speech therapists, comprehensive developmental assessments and other services and support. Initial General Genetics Clinic appointment(s) must be held at UPMC Children's main campus in Pittsburgh. Follow-up appointments may be available via telemedicine at Children's Specialty Care Center Erie and Children's Specialty Care Center Johnstown.
Research within the division is providing new insight into genetic disorders from which new and better therapies can be developed. The laboratory research program focuses on discovering the underlying causes of genetic diseases, understanding the clinical implications of mutations in genes, and development of novel approaches for treatment of genetic disorders. An active clinical research program collaborates with other genetic programs world wide to evaluate new therapies for genetic disease.
Referrals from primary care physicians, medical and social agencies or other UPMC Children’s Hospital specialty services are helpful, but not necessary. Authorization from the patient’s insurance provider and/or primary care physician may be needed for insurance coverage. The Division of Genetic & Genomic Medicine staff can help with these matters. Medical records from previous evaluations performed outside of the UPMC system will be requested. For more information, please call the office at 412-692-5070.
Research Contact Registry for Members of the Amish and Mennonite Communities
PEACE (Pegzilarginase Effect on Arginase 1 Deficiency Clinical Endpoints): A Randomized, Double-Blind, Placebo-Controlled Phase 3 Study of the Efficacy and Safety of Pegzilarginase in Children and Adults with Arginase 1 Deficiency
Laboratory Study of Acyl-CoA Dehydrogenases
Trial of Gene Therapy 4D-310 in Adult Males with Classic Fabry Disease
Study of the Efficacy and Safety of Ex Vivo, Lentiviral Vector-mediated Gene Therapy AVR-RD-01 for Treatment-Naïve Subjects with Classic Fabry Disease
Study of the Safety and Efficacy of PRX-102 compared to Agalsidase Beta on Renal Function in Patients with Fabry Disease Previously Treated With Agalsidase Beta
Study of Elelyso™ (Taliglucerase Alfa) in Pediatric Subjects with Type 1 Gaucher Disease
Active Surveillance Taliglucerase Alfa Registry in Patients with Gaucher Disease
An Observational, International, Multi-center, Long-Term Registry of Patients with Gaucher Disease
Use of Whole Exome and Genome Sequencing to Identify New Genetic Disorders
Use of Whole Exome Sequencing/Whole Genome Sequencing in the Plain Communities
Whole Genome Sequencing in the Intensive Care Unit Population
Hereditary Hemorrhagic Telangiectasia and Vascular Malformations Registry and Sample Repository
Long-term Registry of Patients with Hypophosphatasia
Inborn Errors of Metabolism Information System (IBEM-IS)
Investigation of the Common MELAS Mutation in the Northwestern Pennsylvania Amish Community: Mutation Frequency and Effectiveness of an Educational Intervention
Natural History Study of Children with Metachromatic Leukodystrophy
Study of hLB-001 Gene Therapy in Pediatric Patients with Methylmalonic Acidemia Characterized by MMUT Mutations
MaP: Mapping the Patient Journey in Methylmalonic and Propionic Acidemia, A Longitudinal, Exploratory, Natural History Study to Further Characterize and Describe the Signs and Symptoms of Patients with Organic Acidemias
A Global, Multi-Center, Long-Term, Observational Registry of Patients with Hunter Syndrome (Mucopolysaccharidosis Type II, MPS II)
Extension of Study HGT-HIT-045 Evaluating Long-Term Safety and Clinical Outcomes of Intrathecal Idursulfase-IT Administered in Conjunction with Intravenous Elaprase® in Pediatric Patients with Hunter Syndrome and Cognitive Impairment
Extension of Study HGT-HIT-094 Evaluating Long-Term Safety and Clinical Outcomes of Intrathecal Idursulfase Administered in Conjunction with Elaprase® in Patients with Hunter Syndrome and Cognitive Impairment
Morquio A Registry Study (MARS)
Mucopolysaccharidosis Type VI Clinical Surveillance Program
Longitudinal Investigation of Neurodegenerative Disorders in Children
Study in Adult Patients with Type I, III or IV Osteogenesis Imperfecta Treated With BPS804
Clinical and Basic Investigations into Phosphomannomutase Deficiency
A Prospective Clinical Study of Phenylketonuria
PKUDOS - PKU Demographics, Outcomes, and Safety Registry
Whole Body Turnover Studies of 1-13C Phe in Patients with Phenylketonuria
Dose Escalation Study to Evaluate the Safety and Efficacy of HMI-102 in Adult PKU Subjects with PAH Deficiency
Hepatocyte Transplantation for Phenylketonuria
Study of the Efficacy and Safety of SYNB1618 in Subjects with Phenylketonuria
Chart Review of Patients Who Have the Amish/Mennonite Variant of Propionic Acidemia
A Stool and Biological Specimen Sampling Study in Subjects with Propionic or Methylmalonic Acidemia
Study to Evaluate the Safety, Pharmacodynamics, and Pharmacokinetics of mRNA-3927 in Participants with Propionic Acidemia
Trial of Dichloroacetate in Pyruvate Dehydrogenase Complex Deficiency
Long-Term Registry of Patients With Urea Cycle Disorders
Study to Evaluate the Efficacy and Safety of KB195 in Subjects with a Urea Cycle Disorder with Inadequate Control on Standard of Care
Study of the Safety, Pharmacokinetics and Ammonia Control of RAVICTI® (Glycerol Phenylbutyrate) Oral Liquid and Sodium Phenylbutyrate in Phenylbutyrate Treatment Naïve Patients with Urea Cycle Disorders
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